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BURNA BOY to drop New Album ‘TWICE AS TALL’ by July.
The award-winning singer disclosed the launch date on Tuesday during a question and answer session with his numerous followers on Twitter. A fan had asked him how he felt after losing out in his group into Angelique Kidjo, a Beninese singer-songwriter, at the 2020 Grammys.
Responding, the African Giant’ crooner stated the evolution left him” ill”. He added that the reduction inspired him from Kidjo, whom he described as his” musical mommy.”
Sick. Totally sick. But my musical Mother @angeliquekidjo told me everything I needed to understand about the Grammys. So now I’m “Twice as Tall” (that’s the name of my next Album by the way dropping in July by the grace of the most High) https://t.co/JKExPQMROe
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) March 31, 2020
He said, advised his choice of’Twice as Tall’ as the title for his forthcoming job slated for July.”Sick. Totally sick. But my musical Mother @angeliquekidjo told me everything I needed to understand about the Grammys. So now I’m “Twice as Tall” (that’s the name of my next album, by the way, dropping in July by the grace of the highest)“
Burna Boy premieres new single ‘Level up’ on Instagram
Nigerian Afro-pop star and Grammy Award nominee, Burna Boy has delivered a freestyle version of what could be his next single, ‘Level Up.’ The song, which went live on his Instagram page @burnaboygram on Tuesday, was done as an acapella, but the singer has also been promoting it on his Twitter page.
This is coming after Burna Boy jumped on his Twitter page to answer some questions from curious fans.
Watch the snippet below.
Everyone watch this. It deleted from my insta. https://t.co/dvP0ha8rJd
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) March 31, 2020
Manu Dibango: Famous Saxophonist dies at the age of 86 from COVID-19
Cameroonian Afro-jazz legend, Manu Dibango is dead, he died at the age of 86. The family of the Cameroonian singer and saxophonist on his Facebook page on Tuesday announced his death from the consequences of the new coronavirus.
The author of one of the biggest planetary hits in world music, “Soul Makossa” (1972), is the first world celebrity to die from the virus. He died in the early hours of the morning in a hospital in the Paris region,” Thierry Durepaire, manager of the artist’s music publishing business, told AFP.
A statement released by the family reads: “It is with deep sadness that we announce to you the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away on 24th of March 2020, at 86 years old, due to COVID-19.”
It is with deep sadness that we announce to you the loss of Manu Dibango, our Papy Groove, who passed away on 24th of March 2020.
Soul Makossa”, the song that gave birth to him, has met with an astonishing fate. It started out as the B-side of a single, the main title of which was an anthem for the Cameroonian football team at the African Cup of Nations.
Spotted by New York DJs, the track has touched thousands of lives. Manu Dibango had even accused Michael Jackson of plagiarism on a track from the album “Thriller”. A financial agreement had finally been reached.
His funeral service will be held in strict privacy, and a tribute to his memory will be organized when possible. “ Durepaire told AFP on the singer’s Facebook page, which is maintained by his family and friends.
Pape Diouf Dead: Corona Virus Kills Former Marseille President
Former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died aged 68 after contracting coronavirus, the club has announced.
The Senegalese was president between 2005 and 2009 when Marseille finished second in Ligue 1 twice and reached two French Cup finals.
They went on to win a first French league title in 18 years in 2010.
“Pape will remain in the hearts of the Marseillais forever, as one of the great architects in the club’s history,” Marseille posted on Twitter.
The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) said: “Journalist, agent, president of Olympique de Marseille, Pape Diouf dedicated his whole life in service of football.
“A member of the LFP administrative council from September 2007 to June 2009, Pape Diouf will be remembered as a charismatic and passionate director.”
Former France and Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse played for Marseille when Diouf was in charge.
“Today French football has lost a great man,” he posted on social media. “My sadness is great today. Rest in peace.”
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